Furthest Point South

9 January 1909:


Shackleton’s attempt to reach the South Pole from the Nimrod Expedition. The party reached what he called his “Furthest Point South,” 88º 23 S. 162º E.; 97.5 nautical miles from the South Pole. This was the furthest point south reached by anyone at that time. They planted the flag and left a box of Shackleton’s Antarctic stamps, then turned around for the return to base.
Left to right: Adams, Wild, and Shackleton (photo taken by Marshall).

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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